Psychosocial Counselor (4 Job Vacancies) – THRIVE Gulu

 

Job Title:    Psychosocial Counselor (4
Job Vacancies)

Organisation: THRIVE Gulu

Duty Station:  Gulu,
Uganda

Reports to:
Programme Officer- Counselor

 

About US:

THRIVE Gulu is an
indigenous community-based Organization with its offices located in Layibi
Techo.  Our vision for Northern Uganda is
one in which all people are treated with dignity, live in safety, and have the
chance to contribute to the good of the community.  THRIVE’s signature psycho-social support
services help women and men heal the invisible wounds of trauma through mental
health counseling, psycho education, economic empowerment, adult literacy and
gender-based violence reduction.  THRIVE
offers group, family and individual counseling services, training of lay
counselors, radio call-in programmes and the facilitation of mobile mental
health clinics.

 

About Project:

THRIVE Gulu has a
partnership with Comic Relief = Dance+ Therapy for 2 years based in Gulu with
frequent travels to Odek. Save the Children=NORAD for 5 years (2019-2023) based
in Gulu with frequent travels to Odek and Awach. Trocaire providing MHPSS to
south Sudanese Refugees in its final year 2021in based Palabek kal, Lamwo field
office.

 

It’s based on this
premise that THRIVE Gulu currently seeks to recruit highly competent, dynamic,
and experienced individuals with experiences in both development and
humanitarian response to fill the position of Psychosocial Counselors.

 

Job Summary:  The Psychosocial Counselor will help
individuals, family, and groups to improve their wellbeing, alleviate distress
and enhance coping skills.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
As a
member of the Counseling Team, implement program interventions related to the
following:  individual / family / group
counseling; mobile mental health clinics; mental health radio call-in programs;
psycho education and sensitization; psycho-social support programs for
adolescent girls; school interventions; lay counselor/PSWs training and
supervision; follow-up of clients with critical cases; frequent field movement
sometimes in remote areas; and other such programs to be determined

·       
Maintain
consistent and accurate records for all counseling activities, respecting
confidentiality

·       
Utilize
THRIVE psycho-social assessments, clinical case management records, and
individual care plans

·       
Demonstrate
sound understanding of all counseling programs, including programs operating
under specific grants to which one is assigned

·       
Remain
up to date on best practices in counseling psychology

·       
Work
collegially with individuals from other organizations, including mental health
referral networks

·       
Receive
monthly clinical supervision from the Senior Counseling Manager, and participate
in monthly Counseling Team meetings

·       
Assist
the Senior Counseling Manager with writing reports on counseling and
psycho-social support services, including evidence-based data on program impact
and outcomes

·       
Participate
in making work plans, as well as quarterly, bi-annual, and annual report
writing

 





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
candidate should possess a minimum qualification of bachelor’s degree in
Counseling Psychology, Community Psychology, Social Sciences, or another
related field.

·       
Background
knowledge and Passion for Music & Dance, PSS recreational activities with
children is added advantage

·       
Exceptional
understanding of psychological trauma, mental distress, and
behavioral/emotional disorders

·       
Proven
experience counseling individual clients, conducting group counseling, offering
psychoeducation classes, and crisis intervention

·       
Knowledge
and Practice of group therapy using the CVT manual as well as knowledge of the
Judith Herman’ s Trauma Recovery Model is added advantage

·       
Sensitivity
to individuals with diverse backgrounds, health conditions, and family
situations

·       
Outstanding
skills in written and spoken English and ability to speak Acholi

·       
Ability
and license to ride a motorcycle with valid riding permit.

·       
Working
knowledge of office equipment and computers 

·       
Willingness
to travel to remote areas, including occasional overnight requirements

·       
Ability
to work efficiently and effectively under minimum supervision

·       
Members
of the Uganda Counseling Association is added advantaged and must consistently
remain an active member of the UCA.

·       
Clean
criminal record with Police and any other security agent

 

Mandatory Requirements:

By submitting your
Application for this position, you agreed to THRIVE Gulu’s ZERO Tolerance to:

·       
Fraud

·       
Sexual
Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse

·       
Child
Protection and Safeguarding commitment

 

Compensation: Counselors
are hired at Hiring Level 3.  Salary is
based on education and experience. Starting salary range is between 1,205,280/
and 1,249,920/ + medical benefit, Christmas package, group personal accident
insurance.

 

How to Apply:

Applicants should
familiarize themselves with THRIVE Gulu by visiting the website:
www.thrivegulu.org. Applicants who meet the specified job requirements should
prepare the following package: 1) application letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3)
copies of academic transcripts and certificates; 4) telephone and email
contact; and 5) contact information for three (3) referees. Valid National
Identification, indicating your preference Project.

NB: Successful
Applicants may be posted in any project.

All applications
should be addressed to;

Country Director

THRIVE Gulu

P.O. Box 461, Gulu

And sent by e-mail
to info@thrivegulu.org   and copied to
adora@thrivegulu.org

 

Deadline: 8th January 2021 by 12:00 pm

 

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